Barry Sanders represented the past. Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford and company represented the present (and from the looks of things, the future too). And the Detroit Lions and their fans just plain represented on national television Monday night.
Detroit made the most of its first appearance on “Monday Night Football” in a decade. The largest crowd ever at Ford Field (67,861) actually delayed the national anthem with their chants of “Bar-ry! Bar-ry!” after the Lions’ legend took part in the coin flip. (MORE>>>)